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Social Services

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  • Family Service of Glencoe celebrates 100 years of helping residents

    Family Service of Glencoe celebrates 100 years of helping residents
    When a fire destroyed a Glencoe family's home in 1914, a group of residents rallied to help, creating what some say was the village's first relief and aid society. This month, after Glencoe resident Harvey Caplin, 82, was reported missing, the century-...
  • Ravens Roost 99 members dunk in water tank to help Special Olympics

    A week before the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park was canceled because of high winds and freezing temperatures, a hardy group of North County folks took their own dip into frigid water. On Jan. 18, some 15 members of Ravens Roost 99...
  • How to avoid charity scams

    The charity fraud charges filed this week against TV personality Don Tollefson are a reminder to be cautious when donating to a cause, no matter how wonderful it may sound and no matter how trustworthy the pitchman may seem. Don't become starstruck and...
  • L.A. County union approves new contract agreement

    L.A. County union approves new contract agreement
    After months of contentious negotiations that culminated in a strike by county social workers in December, Los Angeles County employees represented by Service Employees International Union Local 721 voted to approve a new labor agreement. The union's...
  • Record cold brings reports of feces on CTA

    Record cold brings reports of feces on CTA
    Jen Sanders of Andersonville said she boarded the Red Line at the Argyle stop in Uptown on Friday morning and hurried off at the next stop, Lawrence, to change rail cars. The rail car reeked of feces, she said. The "conductor made [an] announcement at...
  • Blueprint proposed to boost oversight of child welfare

    Responding to recent high-profile deaths and injuries, a special county commission on child welfare is proposing a far-reaching overhaul of the Los Angeles County child protection service. The plans would impose greater oversight on private foster...
  • Harper online course to boost Comfort Dog handlers

    Harper online course to boost Comfort Dog handlers
    Harper College will begin offering an eight-week online course Jan. 27 that will result in a Comfort Dog handling certificate. Comfort Dogs are sent to the scene of natural disasters or incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombings as well as nursing...
  • Oviedo agency rips '48 Hours' for 'supermarket tabloidism'

    Oviedo agency rips '48 Hours' for 'supermarket tabloidism'
    Celebrate Children International, the Oviedo adoption agency featured Saturday in CBS' "48 Hours," has ripped the report as "supermarket tabloidism." But the Florida Department of Children and Families has praised the hour as "very well done" and said...
  • Baltimore Director of Social Services resigns

    Baltimore Director of Social Services resigns
    The director of Baltimore's Department of Social Services office announced her resignation Tuesday, after seven years leading the agency. Molly McGrath Tierney said she was leaving to join Bennett Midland, a New York-based management consulting firm, as...
  • Peninsula Town Center announces parking meter charity recipients

    Peninsula Town Center has announced the recipients of its 2014 PTC Change for Charity Partners. The commercial development just off Interstate 64 in Coliseum Central annually donates a portion of the funds it receives in its parking meters to local...
  • Volunteer profile: Brian Roots

    Volunteer profile: Brian Roots
    Name: Brian Roots Age: 56 Hometown: DeerfieldL Name of organization: Family Service: Prevention, Education and Counseling Describe what the organization does: Family Service is a community organization with a customized approach to delivering...